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Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista

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Address: Praca da Republica, Tomar 2300-550, Portugal
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One of the main attractions of the city

Only saw it from the outside, but it's clear that the city revolves around the church. Worth checking out if you're around.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Marina F

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only saw it from the outside, but it's clear that the city revolves around the church. Worth checking out if you're around.

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Thank Marina F
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Just walked in this church it is stunning inside well worth a visit so much history inside. When I visit Tomar I always look inside this church. Fantastic

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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Nice church with some manuelin details. Set in a wonderful square. The whole Tomar is a very nice place to visit.

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

...with winding medieval narrow streets on either side, this is a very lovely church. The tower has a 16th century clock, complete with pigeons flying around when the bells ring. The altar is white and gold Baroque and be sure to walk around to see the side chapels. There is no entry fee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

InterestinG. Fantastic oil paintings by Lopez Nice side chapels Light a candle Quiet required and dont enter during mass or communion unless you are taking part.

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Denmark, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Spent an hour in here, beautiful sacred space - a place to meditate. The architecture is beautiful with amazing symbols.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The square in which this church is situated is surrounded by bars and restaurants. It makes a perfect backdrop.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista is set within Tomar's picturesque central square opposite the impressive 17th century town hall. Its octagonal bell tower and beautiful Manueline architectural style make for wonderful photo opportunities. The intricately carved stone entranceway and velvet curtain acting as an outer 'door' is quite befitting of this Templar town.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

This is a lovely church, much prettier on the inside than the outside might suggest. It's set in a gorgeous town square complete with a small bird bath for the local pigeons.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a lovely Church if you want to spend a little time in peaceful surroundings. The alter is quite something and must be seen. Not worth visiting Tomar if you ignore this building.

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